5 Benefits Of Burning Incense and How To Enjoy it Safely

5 Benefits Of Burning Incense and How To Enjoy it Safely

We all have our own ways to chill out and relax when life’s challenges get a bit much. Some of us like to kick back with a glass of red wine, while others may put on their running shoes and hit the pavement for a long run to clear their mind. However you choose to relax, we have another way for you to put your feet up and unwind and we just know you’re going to love it at any time of the day!

In this article we’ll talk about the benefits of burning incense sticks to boost mind, body and spirit, as well as ways to enjoy them safely.

So put on your favorite tunes, make yourself a soothing cup of herbal tea and keep on reading!

Burning incense reduces stress and anxiety

Incense sticks are infused with essential oils and herbs, both of which have a powerful effect on the mind.

By simply inhaling them you can feel the effects immediately, and they will help to clear your mind, reduce your heart rate and leave you floating on a cloud of pure bliss.

Incense boosts your creativity

Ever had writer’s block? Or perhaps you’re an artist and are experiencing a lack of inspiration. Whatever the case may be, we all need a boost of creativity sometimes, and incense sticks can help you with this!

Enhances mental focus

When your mind is running in circles or feels like it just won’t “switch off” try lighting up some incense sticks and allow their soothing and grounding blend of essential oils, herbs, flowers, barks, nuts and spices to relax your mind and enhance your focus.

Incense Can Help You Sleep

Just as burning incense can sharpen your mental focus, it can also help you to drift off when your mind is just too busy. Dim the lights, brew up some chamomile, and light some incense for a peaceful night of slumber.

Purifies the air

Not only do essential oils make your house smell wonderful, many essential oils and herbs contain antibacterial properties too, meaning that burning incense is an effective way to help purify the air from any harmful pollutants or dust that may contribute to allergies.

Why all-natural, high-quality incense is essential

Toxic additives can be found in cheaper incense brands and can fill the air with harmful toxins that can put your health at risk.

Always read the label and look for non-toxic incense brands such as Utama Spice incense sticks which are available in 3 amazing scents!

Safety tips when using incense

Of course you should always practice safety when burning incense and these are our most important tips:

  • Be sure to always light your incense in a ventilated area
  • Keep incense sticks away from anything flammable, such as bedding, clothing, or curtains to prevent fires
  • Never leave your incense unattended or near young children and pets
  • If you have any respiratory issues or asthma, you should consult with your doctor before burning incense.


90 thoughts on “5 Benefits Of Burning Incense and How To Enjoy it Safely”

  • jberry
    by jberry

    I have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that burning incense is a physically purifying.

  • Mary W
    by Mary W

    This advises burning incense to help you sleep yet warns to burn in a well ventilated area. Camping maybe?

  • Tam Burden
    by Tam Burden

    Who knew how beneficial burning incense is!

  • Joe
    by Joe

    My girlfriend has seen good results from burning incense.

    • Deborah Beyer
      by Deborah Beyer

      I never knew all of this.I love burning incense and candles.

  • Dawn D.
    by Dawn D.

    As a daughter born to hippies in 1969, “The Summer of Love,” I have been using incense all my life. I’m very picky about my incense. It has to be of great quality and great aroma. This is one I am very interested in trying.

  • Calvin
    by Calvin

    lol been burning incense all lunar new years.. didn't know they had benefits

  • Lisa
    by Lisa

    I love burning incense, it's so calming.

  • Tony T
    by Tony T

    I've never found one I like enough to use again, from any supplier.

  • Kevin Carl Linkie
    by Kevin Carl Linkie

    This would be great for me in regards to Stress and Anxiety, have tried many things but never Aromatherapy.

  • B.J. Bernal
    by B.J. Bernal

    I'm going to definitely have to try some to help me sleep.

  • Tammie Manis
    by Tammie Manis

    I love burning incense, however..I am always concerned about setting my smoke alarms off..then it would be opposite of relaxing!

  • Cheryl
    by Cheryl

    I've enjoyed burning incense since I was a hippie teen.

  • kelly tupick
    by kelly tupick

    The benefits sound great, will have to give it a try.

  • cynthia beauclair
    by cynthia beauclair

    This is new information, thank you

  • cynthia beauclair
    by cynthia beauclair

    I did not know this

  • luizptc
    by luizptc

    very good post

  • Catherine Lewis
    by Catherine Lewis

    This article has some confusing information, but I do use incense for relaxation at times. I also like the idea of the incense that is for bug deflecting. I would love to use that for outdoor picnics!

  • April v Monty
    by April v Monty

    My mom always had incense burning when we were kids,the house always smelled wonderful,Ive followed into her footsteps and my kiddos love them since theres scents that smell like everything,candy etc.

  • Alex Montana
    by Alex Montana

    I love incense, and didn't realize all the benefits!

  • Marci
    by Marci

    This is a great idea.

  • Jennylyn Gross
    by Jennylyn Gross

    I didn't know incense had health benefits

  • Amy Bradley
    by Amy Bradley

    Love this <3

  • sandra chesney
    by sandra chesney

    I LOVE burning incense my home smells devine and it brings peace body and soul

  • Rita A
    by Rita A

    I love to burn incense! I prefer it over using candles

  • Lynn Tereba
    by Lynn Tereba

    I like the non-toxic incense, I have cats in the house and good to know safe ways to burn incense.

  • Taryn T
    by Taryn T

    I have never been a fan of incense, but after reading the many benefits, I am going to try again!

  • Brigitte W.
    by Brigitte W.

    I have to use subtle fragrances with incense, otherwise I end up with a migraine.

  • Abe Liandro
    by Abe Liandro

    love incense!! would love to try these!

  • Richard Hicks
    by Richard Hicks

    It can be so relaxing for sure

  • Christine
    by Christine

    Thanks for the information!

  • Sharon Freemantle
    by Sharon Freemantle

    I love to use incense sticks while I lay in the bath a great way to chill out

  • meghanv
    by meghanv

    wow awesome info... now time to try it out for myself! :)

  • Kay L Abbott
    by Kay L Abbott

    Interesting but I would be nervous burning incense while sleeping

  • Alicia R.
    by Alicia R.

    Loved burning incense for year but lately have switched to oil diffusers instead

  • christina Moore
    by christina Moore

    I never knew all of this, thank you for sharing the information

  • Margaret King
    by Margaret King

    I never knew all of this.

  • Leanne
    by Leanne

    Would love to try any incense that would help me sleep . I wonder if leaving a window open would be enough ventilation?

  • Ciayrraparrish
    by Ciayrraparrish

    I’ve used insence before and it’s kind of relaxing. Not really sure if the benefits are an opinion or fact. But it’s usually nice.

  • George Downey
    by George Downey

    Willing to try.

  • Marlene Bresnen
    by Marlene Bresnen

    I enjoy changing up the smell in each room

  • Maureen Blatz
    by Maureen Blatz

    I been burning incense for years and Love it if helps me relax

  • Stacey
    by Stacey

    This is great advice...I love incense...wasn't aware of all its uses!

  • jason kinnin
    by jason kinnin

    Gotta be safe

  • Rena Walter
    by Rena Walter

    Very interesting, thank you !

  • melissa mc
    by melissa mc

    Burning incense reminds me of childhood when my Mum would burn Nag Champa. it is a scent that brings back memories and thanks for the info :)

  • Cindy Peterson
    by Cindy Peterson

    Incense is a mind and body experience.

  • Danny Goode
    by Danny Goode

    love the smell of incense

  • Bonnie
    by Bonnie

    I never have used incense because I did not no they came natural

  • irene ONeill
    by irene ONeill

    did not know incense is purifying.

  • Melissa Combrink
    by Melissa Combrink

    I never realized some incense was toxic

  • Jan R
    by Jan R

    Never knew all the benefits of incense but not sure about sleeping with it burning

  • Kimberly G
    by Kimberly G

    I love burning incense. I have different scents for different moods / needs.

  • Lori O
    by Lori O

    I love incense and will look for these products.

  • theresa douda
    by theresa douda

    I love burning incense and candles

  • Katy F.
    by Katy F.

    I am looking forward to relaxing to the scents ♥️😊 Helps release stress.

  • Tamra Gibson
    by Tamra Gibson

    I have terrible anxiety so im happy to hear your thoughts on these helping. Im also happy that you worked on this for a few years. It shows you truly care for your customers

  • kathy Agate
    by kathy Agate

    I like the natural incense

  • Terri
    by Terri

    So many new things I've learned but not sure about burning incense at night since we have cats that roam..

  • Glenn H Curtis
    by Glenn H Curtis

    Great articles

  • Jeanne Coulombe
    by Jeanne Coulombe

    I burn in scents but I didn't know of the things it does very interesting

  • Rosanne
    by Rosanne

    I love burning incense but I have trouble keeping it lit

  • Johanna Newman
    by Johanna Newman

    Great info, would love to try them

  • adriano bosa
    by adriano bosa

    Interesting info

  • kimmjo87
    by kimmjo87

    I am dumbfounded by these benefits. My hubby doesn’t sleep well and i’m going to try this!

  • Dana Andrakowicz
    by Dana Andrakowicz

    Will definitely be more aware of what incense I buy from now on.

  • cammie scoles
    by cammie scoles

    Thanks for the great tips

  • David
    by David

    Essential oils helps me sleep

  • Young M
    by Young M

    I use them to help relax me. They definitely make me happier. My dad use to burn incense all the time too.

  • Bridget Calfee
    by Bridget Calfee

    I did not know how beneficial burning incense would be

  • Wendy Dietrich
    by Wendy Dietrich

    Learned a lot about burning incense I never knew about.

  • Jennifer Raska
    by Jennifer Raska

    I am in search of cleamsing my mind so thank you for this advice. I am def gonna be trying this out!

  • Irene Cypher
    by Irene Cypher

    Who knew incense was good for you. I'd like to try it just because it helps you sleep.

  • paige chandler
    by paige chandler

    I never knew. Haven't burned incense in a long time. May start up again,

  • Chris Sausler
    by Chris Sausler

    I have used it during meditation and have been looking for a quality brand to start up with again. Glad I found you!

  • Wanda B
    by Wanda B

    I love burning incense. I've always loved the scent.

  • Betty S
    by Betty S

    We burned incense many years ago, and did not realize it had such properties. Going to try again to help with sleep

  • Stacie R.
    by Stacie R.

    Incense infused with essential oils sounds like an interesting combination for relaxation and meditation especially if it's a quality brand.

  • sheila ressel
    by sheila ressel

    Wow, incense has sure come a long way from back in the day when I used to burn it. Maybe I'll try using it again.

  • Mikey A
    by Mikey A

    Good to know, I thought all incense were bad for you. Will keep these in mind for the near future. Thanks!

  • Sarah L
    by Sarah L

    I stopped using incense many years ago because it always gave me a headache. I might try your version since it doesn't have fillers and other chemicals.

  • rana durham
    by rana durham

    i love incenses because they clearthe air. i know alot thinks its for hippies and etc but i actually enjoy them.

  • David Cotton
    by David Cotton

    I just started using the oils. would love to win a diffuser. No longer does my liver or other organs have to be abused by over the counter medicines. These oils are wonderful for migraines! :)

  • maria cristina
    by maria cristina

    i love incense , thx for contest

  • Lauraleigh
    by Lauraleigh

    Wow I didn't know that incense contains essential oils! I switched from incense to essential oils last year when i learned of the benefits of essential oils, now I know I can use both! That's excellent.

  • Michelle Tysinger
    by Michelle Tysinger

    Great information on stress relief

  • Barbara B.
    by Barbara B.

    Hmmm.... I will have to experiment using incense to enhance creativity.

  • Paula Pennachio
    by Paula Pennachio

    I didn't know it had these benefits, that's awesome

  • Elisse
    by Elisse

    I have enjoyed burning incense for many years- my mom loved it from when she was in India as a US Army soldier during WWII! Nice to learn it has benefits beyond just smelling good!

  • Margaret GALLAGHER
    by Margaret GALLAGHER

    The benefits are amazing - thoroughly recommend to all

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